comics & complication


Comics &#038 Complication:  Lets Teach Kids About How Fun Drugs Are

Comics & Complication: Let's Teach Kids About How Fun Drugs Are?

Comics have long been on the front lines of social issues, with Stan Lee eschewing the Comics Code Authority by depicting the slippery slope of drug use to Super-Man going toe to toe with the Ku Klux Klan; there have been few times when anything mainstream has gone awry in public discourse. More on the […]

Comics &#038 Complication: Depictions of Women in Western Comics

Comics & Complication: Depictions of Women in Western Comics

Welcome to the seventh entry in the Comics & Complication series The first dealt with the concept of heroism and The Nail, the second looked into anger and World War Hulk, the third is about comics as propaganda for social change, the fourth entry is about Spider-Man and his place in the health care system,[...]

Comics &#038 Complication: War Violence and Adolescence

Comics & Complication: War, Violence, and Adolescence

Welcome to the fifth Comics & Complication series The first dealt with the concept of heroism and The Nail, the second looked into anger and World War Hulk, the third is about comics as propaganda for social change, the fourth entry is about Spider-Man and his place in the health care system, and the fifth[...]

Comics &#038 Complication &#8211  Exploring Problematic Patriotism

Comics & Complication – Exploring Problematic "Patriotism"

Welcome to the fifth Comics & Complication series The first dealt with the concept of heroism and The Nail, the second looked into anger and World War Hulk, the third is about comics as propaganda for social change, and the fourth entry is about Spider-Man and his place in the health care system The American flag[...]

Comics &#038 Complication &#8211 Propaganda for Social Movements

Comics & Complication – Propaganda for Social Movements

Time for another edition of Comics & Complication In the first article, we dug into JLA: The Nail and the concept of heroism and in the second we looked at World War Hulk and the idea of anger This week, we're looking at how propaganda in comics can be used to influence social movements Superman[...]

Comics &#038 Complication Stories to Guide Us – Superman and The Nail

Comics & Complication, Stories to Guide Us – Superman and The Nail

On the evening of June 2nd, 1932, the father of a young Jewish immigrant collapsed during a late-night robbery at his thrift store. His son, inspired by his own helplessness, went on to create arguably one of the most influential superheroes in history; a man immune to bullets and the ability to stop any crime […]